Category Archives: Assignments

Summer 2012 and Beyond

As my assignments and requirements for my class Journalism 285 are ending in a couple weeks, I plan to keep this website alive. I feel like I have met some of my goals, but also left some on the table. My ultimate goal was to spread the word about division one coaches’ stories beyond the prototypical interview, and from the responses I have received to this point, I feel as though I have done exactly that.

As far as Coaches Corner’s popularity, I am satisfied with almost 1,100 hits in six weeks, but I would really like to reach the 1,500 view point before the end of June. With my upcoming video interview and final story I hope to reach that point. Moving forward I plan to use this blog indefinitely as an aggregate source of information, similar to The Huffington Post. Coaches Corner can become an agreegate source of top coach stories across the country.

Hopefully by aggregating interesting stories intro one viable place can keep Coaches Corner around for a long time to come.

Thank you readers for all of the support, and know that this is not the end for Coaches Corner, but genuinely a new beginning.

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Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Assignments


Paid Per Click

It’s obvious journalism is heading in a new direction, but are some ideas for the better or for the worse?

USA Today came out over a year ago saying that they would consider paying their journalists based on the amount of hits their stories received.

This immediately brings up a couple questions:

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Posted by on May 14, 2012 in Assignments


Pat Summit Resigns

Pat Summitt will probably be remembered as one of the greatest college coaches in history, and sadly her career career ended last month with an emotional press conference.

At 59 years of age, Summitt’s coaching career at Tennessee spanned almost four decades where she won an astounding amount of awards and received many honors.The list includes: Coach of the Century to receiving the Medal of Freedom of President Barack Obama. (For the complete list look read the bottom of the article)

Now, after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease., Pat Summitt will be transitioning into a new part of her life.

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Posted by on May 6, 2012 in Assignments


Coaches Corner Checkup

Hey Readers,

I wanted to say how much I appreciate all of the support and consistent views for the past month. I put a lot of work into these stories, so it’s nice to see that people are as interested as I am.

The goal of this blog from the start was to put the focus on coaches and their stories. I hope I have done a good job at impartially writing about their lives, but if you feel I have not, do not hesitate to leave feedback.

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Posted by on April 29, 2012 in Assignments


Cal Poly On Campus Sports Slideshow

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Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Assignments


Introduction to Coaches Corner

Hey readers, this is Coaches Corner, a blog dedicated to the lives and stories of coaches.

Most sports are typically covered from the same perspective, and usually in the same style. Fans have become accustomed to reading about coaches through the same post game interviews and recaps. That’s why Coaches Corner covers a new and interesting aspect of coaching.

Rather than ask questions about the most recent win or loss, Coaches Corner explores other aspects that aren’t normally explored in typical interviews. Think of this blog as ESPN’s 30 for 30 specials. The idea is to get a special inside look at each respective Coach’s philosophy of their craft, and the personal sentiments that accompany that philosophy.

The first interview with Cal Poly Head Football Coach Tim Walsh will be posted next week.


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Posted by on April 2, 2012 in Assignments